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Same and different: Some consequences for syntax and semantics
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Lexical structure in parsing long-distance dependencies
We review a series of experiments investigating lexical influences in parsing sentences with long-distance dependencies. Expand
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1 Truth-Conditions of Generic Sentences : Two Contrasting Views
In this work, which is intended to form a very general backdrop for considering the semantics of generic sentences, we are going to examine some basic assumptions about how work on generics is toExpand
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Levels of representation in the interpretation of anaphoric reference and instrument inference
The level of representation accessed when inferences are made during sentence comprehension was examined. The inferences investigated included antecedent assignment for both definite noun phraseExpand
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Generic terms and generic sentences
  • G. Carlson
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • J. Philos. Log.
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ConclusionWhether or not the particular view of generic sentences articulated above is correct, it is quite clear that the study of generic terms and the truth-conditions of generic sentence touches on the representation of other parts of the grammar, as well as on how the world around us is reflected in language. Expand
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Thematic roles and their role in semantic interpretation
The phenomenon of 'case relations' (Fillmore 1968), or 'thematic roles' (Jackendoff 1972) forms a persistent part of generative grammar and is a notion included in several contemporary syntacticExpand
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Generics and atemporalwhen
We apply mechanisms there motivated to a characterization of atemporalwhen, a sense ofwhen which does not appear to involve time, to generic sentences and indefinite plural noun phrases. Expand
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Lexical projection and the interaction of syntax and semantics in parsing
A series of self-paced reading studies utilized an embedded anomaly technique to investigate long-distance dependencies with dative verbs. Expand
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Knowledge Representation and Defeasible Reasoning
This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information, and data processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) ani mal, or machine. Expand
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Intuitions, Category and Structure: Comments on McDaniel and Cairns
How children can acquire the full range of anaphor-antecedent relations in a language is a central topic of language acquisition, and a most natural one to pursue in light of recent developments inExpand
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